Throughout this knowledge module, reference to certain provisions or sections of a piece of legislation, part of a legal judgment, or aspect of a practice does not imply that the legislation, judgment, or practice is considered in its entirety to be a good example or a promising practice.

Some of the laws cited herein may contain provisions which authorize the death penalty. In light of the United Nations General Assembly resolutions 62/14963/16865/206, and 67/176 calling for a moratorium on and ultimate abolition of capital punishment, the death penalty should not be included in sentencing provisions for crimes of violence against women and girls.

Other Provisions Related to Domestic Violence LawsResources for Developing Legislation on Domestic Violence
Sexual Harassment in Sport Tools for Drafting Sexual Harassment Laws and Policies
Immigration Provisions Resources for developing legislation on sex trafficking of women and girls
Child Protection Provisions Resources on Forced and Child Marriage
Other provisions related to dowry-related and domestic violence laws
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Tools for Drafting Sexual Harassment Laws and Policies

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ACLU/NELP (USA), No Free Pass to Harass: Protecting the Rights of Undocumented Immigrant Women Workers in Sexual Harassment Cases; available in English.

Alliance Against Sexual Harassment (Pakistan), The Code of Conduct for Gender Justice at the Workplace; available in English.

American Association of University Women, Harassment-Free Hallways: How to Stop Sexual Harassment in School, 2004; available in English.

Amnesty International, Safe Schools: Every Girl’s Right (2008); available in English.

Canadian School Health Center, Table of lesson plans and learning activities; available in English and French

Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Model Law on Sexual Harassment; available in English.

Council of Europe, Legislation in the member States of the Council of Europe in the field of violence against women; available in English (vol I and vol II) and French.

CPSU (UK), Sample policies and codes of conduct; available in English.

Department of Labor (United States), Youth @ Work; available in English and Spanish.

EEO Trust (New Zealand), Harassment and Bullying; available in English.

European Network of Legal Experts in the Field of Gender Equality, Sex Discrimination in the Access to and Supply of Goods and Services and the Transposition of Directive 2004/113/EC; available in English.

ILO, Framework Guidelines for Addressing Workplace Violence in the Health Sector – The Training Manual (2005); available in English.

ILO, Gender equality: A guide to collective bargaining (2002).

International Concil of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), Building Safer Organizations Handbook; available in English.

International Labour Organization, Sexual Harassment at Work: National and international responses; available in English.

International Olympic Committee, Consensus Statement on Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Sport; available in English.

International Trade Union Confederation, Stopping Sexual Harassment at Work: A Trade Union Guide (2008); available in English and French.

Ireland Presidency of the European Union, Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in EU Member States; available in English.

Ius Laboris, Sexual Harassment Prevention (2012); available in English.

Lagos Business School of the Pan-African University (Nigeria), Sample sexual harassment policies.

National Center for Lesbian Rights, Guidance for Drafting State Safe Schools Legislation; available in English.

Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee, Guidelines to Prevent Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Sports; available in English.

Second World Conference on Women and Sport, Windhoek Call to Action; available in English.

The Advocates for Human Rights, Sexual Harassment, StopVAW; available in English.

U.S. Department of Education, Protecting Students from Harassment and Hate Crime: A guide for schools; available in English.

U.S. Department of Education, Sexual Harassment: It’s Not Academic; available in English.

UNESCO, Code of Sports Ethics; available in English.

United Nations, Handbook for legislation on violence against women; available in English.

United Nations, Statement of Commitment on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and non-UN Personnel; available in English.

USAID Women’s Legal Rights Initiative, Annual Report on Good Practices, Lessons Learned, and Success Stories (2006); available in English.

Women Sport International, Brochure on Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Sport; available in English.

Women’s Legal Centre, Sexual Harassment and the Amended Code of Good Practice on the Handling of Sexual Harassment in South Africa, (2006); available in English.